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Lotus Seven MOT Results

81.7% pass rate
from 71 tests in 2020
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Seven is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.2% fail on All direction indicators (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Horn
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Steering column
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Tank
Read the Honest John Review

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    Lightweight fun, uncorrupted steering and brilliant handling, the original and still the best